June is here and so many amazing events are planned for this weekend! From film to cars to festivals and drag queens!
Need a hand finding what to do this weekend with the family?! Look no further than our guide to help you through what will be a busy and INCREDIBLE weekend!
Okotoks International Film Fest
Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5
Live events for the 2022 Festival will run from June 2-5, and online content will be streamed from May 29-June 12.
The Okotoks Film Festival is an international film spectacle showcasing artists from around the globe. Every year we see a magnitude of films submitted to the festival, and we are thrilled to bring the very best to Okotoks.
The Festival includes two weeks of online screenings and four days of in-person film events for all audience types, workshops with industry professionals, and the screening of our popular 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge!
Okotoks Soap Box Derby
Saturday, June 4 starting at 9:30 a.m.
The 32nd Soap Box Derby brought to you by The Rotary Club of Okotoks and its sponsors will roar down Crystal Ridge Drive! Watch for the funny, the fast and the fabulous!
Calgary Stampede Community Round-Up Free Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, June 4 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Field House is hosting a Calgary Stampede Community Round-Up featuring a FREE Pancake Breakfast, Live Band, Blacksmith Demos, Chuckwagons, Photo Booth, Square Dancers and MUCH MORE!
Diamond Valley Days! Parade & Festivities
Saturday, June 4 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Turner Valley and Black Diamond
Parade and Diamond Valley Day Events. Carnival Games, Artisan Market, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, DUNK TANK, Carnival Treats, Junior Fire Fighter Challenge. Oilfields High School Music and Talent Show & Dance Party in the Park. Lion’s Club BBQ
Together with Pride Street Festival
Saturday, June 4 - Noon to 8:00 pm
Flag raising, crosswalk painting, drag performances, live music, patios, food, drinks, local businesses, a resource fair, a kids’ zone and a Love Local market at the Street Festival capped off with a Drag Show Finale on the main stage. DJ MegaDyke will be on deck, accompanying six Kings & Queens while they do their thing on Elizabeth St. from 6-8 PM.
Bring a chair, grab a blanket, maybe some snacks, and get ready for a street show, unlike anything Okotoks has ever seen before. This is a first you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, June 4
SHOWTIMES: 3.00pm & 7.00pm
The Great Benjamins Circus is coming to you for 1 BIG DAY! Don’t miss out on your ONLINE EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT TICKETS!
LOCATION: Murray & Piper Arena - 99 Okotoks Dr
Okotoks Ford Model A & Model T Show
Saturday, June 4 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us at our spectacular event showcasing the best Ford Model A & Model T in Alberta! We've got beautiful vintage Ford cars over 100 years old!
We will be hosting a free BBQ, giveaways, and special promotions on the day so make sure to join us! 100.9 The Eagle is coming on location as well!
You can also bring a non-perishable donation on the day to help our local food bank! See you there!
It's Environment Week! Chat with the Conservation Educators at the event to learn more about what Okotoks is doing to support the local environment. Try your hand at waste-related trivia and win prizes!
Document Shredding Event
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Come down to the Okotoks Operations Centre parking lot to give your sensitive documents new life by getting them shredded and recycled!
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stop into the Environmental Education Centre and bring and swap your gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories. All sizes are welcome. Bring some, take some!
- 10 AM to 12 Noon: Drop off gently used clothes so we can get the swap set up
- 12 Noon to 4 PM: Clothing swap - drop in and take anything you need!
Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Bat expert, Susan Holroyd from the Alberta Community Bat Program will be joining us to share all about bat species, bat wings/skills, bat boxes, bat food, and giving a demo of echolocation sounds.